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18 May 2016
£72,000 per annum
The Centre for Health and Disability Assessments conducts health and disability assessments on behalf of the Department for Work and Pensions. Working from a network of 11 Assessment Services Centres and 150 Assessment Centres, assessments are conducted in the main areas of Employment and Support Allowance, Disability Living Allowance, Veterans UK and Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit. Our practitioner group includes employed nurses, physiotherapists, occupational therapists and doctors. d self- employed doctors.
PURPOSE OF POST
To conduct medical assessments and examinations and produce concise reports for the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) as part of a successful integrated team
To undertake a combination of file-work and face-to-face assessments of customers in relation to a variety of benefits and provide a report to the DWP. File-work involves reviewing medical evidence in a written or electronic format to determine the suitability of a face-to-face assessment. Such assessments focus on how a disability affects a customer`s day to day life in performing work related activities. These assessments may be recorded.
In addition to the responsibilities listed above, the job holder may be required to perform other duties as assigned from time to time.